Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

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Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby iheartlaw » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:40 am

Hey guys,
I've read dozens of links on the best Hornbook for Contracts and the Best for Torts, but I still can't come to a solid conclusion. I was wondering if those of you who have been through the classes and used a hornbook could shed some insight on this. Or even if you are currently going through 1L and found a book that you love.

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Re: Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby gglr24 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:44 am

chirelstein, prosser, respectively

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Re: Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby RVP11 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:46 am

Chirelstein's not really a hornbook.

Farnsworth and Prosser, respectively.

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Re: Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby Hook 'Em » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:14 am

JSUVA2012 wrote:Chirelstein's not really a hornbook.

Farnsworth and Prosser, respectively.


This book has been a Godsend. I picked up a copy on Ebay for 10 bucks, and it has paid for itself many times over.

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Re: Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby Carnertine » Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:28 pm

Recommendation: Lock this thread

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Re: Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby XxSpyKEx » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:41 pm

Carnertine wrote:Recommendation: Lock this thread


+1. How many best hornbook threads does there really need to be for the same subjects...

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Re: Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:49 pm

XxSpyKEx wrote:
Carnertine wrote:Recommendation: Lock this thread


+1. How many best hornbook threads does there really need to be for the same subjects...

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Re: Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby AJaKe » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:35 pm

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Re: Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby pithypike » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:43 pm

AJaKe wrote:
Hook 'Em wrote:
JSUVA2012 wrote:Chirelstein's not really a hornbook.

Farnsworth and Prosser, respectively.


This book has been a Godsend. I picked up a copy on Ebay for 10 bucks, and it has paid for itself many times over.


Ah ... which book are you referencing?


The bolded one - Farnsworth.

I prefer Calamari and Perrilo. Much more readable, and Farns seems to go into more detail than a 1L really requires.

different strokes.

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Re: Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby A'nold » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:22 pm

Question: If you are doing E&E's, do you really need a Hornbook? Other angle: What does a Hornbook have to offer that E&E's do not? I've heard that Hornbooks are a little more policy oriented, is that true? My Torts prof. and Prop. prof. are very policy oriented. Any recommendations for those two classes? My k professor, in this regard, is very "by the book" and I don't think she is extremely interested in policy. We shall see though in a few weeks after the practice midterm.

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Re: Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby FrankReynolds » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:23 pm

I think it will depend on your professor.

For CivPro, the most used textbook(of any law book in any course) is the Friedenthal/Miller textbook.

The Friedenthal/Miller hornbook is very, very good as a supplement

Torts/Contracts hornbooks can vary in usefulness. i.e. if your prof does a lot of UCC, then the ABCs of UCC will probably be enough along with the E+E.

Prosser and Keeton on Torts is quite long, and no Torts class comes close to covering everything. It probably is not worth purchasing, but maybe perusing in the library if you are stuck on a few topics.

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Re: Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby A'nold » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:27 pm

FrankReynolds wrote:I think it will depend on your professor.

For CivPro, the most used textbook(of any law book in any course) is the Friedenthal/Miller textbook.

The Friedenthal/Miller hornbook is very, very good as a supplement

Torts/Contracts hornbooks can vary in usefulness. i.e. if your prof does a lot of UCC, then the ABCs of UCC will probably be enough along with the E+E.

Prosser and Keeton on Torts is quite long, and no Torts class comes close to covering everything. It probably is not worth purchasing, but maybe perusing in the library if you are stuck on a few topics.


Hmmmm.......I will have to look into that one.

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Re: Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby apper123 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:12 pm

Bump with a question: I am going to buy the Farnsworth hornbook. I can get a copy of the 3rd edition (1999) for 10 bucks. The 4th edition will cost me around 40 bucks used. We use the Farnsworth latest edition casebook, whatever that is.

Does this really matter for Ks? I know for Con Law it would mtter....

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Re: Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby john titor » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:23 pm

whichever one is keyed to your casebook

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Re: Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby apper123 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:25 pm

im not sure if you are responding to my post or not

it's the same hornbook, just wondering if it is worth an extra 30 dollars to get the newest edition (5 year gap)

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Re: Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby john titor » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:26 pm

probably not

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Re: Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby apper123 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:27 pm

you are a time traveler, after all

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Re: Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby john titor » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:29 pm

contracts is contracts, you know? most of the cases you read in that class are from before 1945.

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Re: Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby thesealocust » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:51 pm

n/m
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Re: Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby RVP11 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:57 pm

thesealocust wrote:
john titor wrote:contracts is contracts, you know? most of the cases you read in that class are from before 1945.


Dangerous advice. Contracts has a zillion little variations based on locality, teacher's preference, UCC vs. RSC vs. what the cases actually say, etc. My class had some really bizarre twists and turns based on the professors view of Contracts, which rarely matched precisely with what hornbooks had to say.


This post reminds me of why I hated Contracts.

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Re: Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby thesealocust » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:00 pm

n/m
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Re: Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby john titor » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:05 pm

weird. the only thing i remember from ks is hadley and carbolic smoke ball

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Re: Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby apper123 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:04 pm

apper123 wrote:you are a time traveler, after all


i hope someone got this joke

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Re: Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?

Postby john titor » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:58 pm

apper123 wrote:
apper123 wrote:you are a time traveler, after all


i hope someone got this joke



I got it




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